Artist Of The Week: Dawes

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Every week, Alt Scribe will be recommending you an artist to listen to. They may be big, small, old or new. The only thing that’s certain is that they’re great, or at least that’s what we think anyway.

Our inaugural ‘Artist Of The Week’ is Dawes, an indie rock band from Los Angeles with a country twang and plenty of heart. Their third album ‘Stories Don’t End’ was finally released in the UK this week after months of international fans begrudgingly listening via YouTube and forking out for imported copies.

The lyrics of Dawes are a key draw. ‘Stories Don’t End‘ contains some of lead vocalist Taylor Goldsmith’s best wordplay yet in ‘Something In Common’ and ‘Someone Will’. There’s also a fair amount of Americana melancholy in ‘Just My Luck’ and ‘Just Beneath The Surface’. However, there’s also light relief from the upbeat yet still smart ‘Most People’ and ‘From The Right Angle’, and a tongue-in-cheek cover of Blake Mills’ ‘Hey Lover’.  Sonically, it’s great too. In short, Dawes offer ‘A Little Bit Of Everything’.  If they’re not part of your music collection already, they should be.

Amy Jo McLellan
Amy Jo McLellan is the editor of Alt Scribe. She started writing about music in 2010 and has been dancing about architecture ever since. She became a featured blogger for Buzznet after winning their 2011 ‘Summer of Buzz’ talent search. Amy knows far too much about her favourite bands and describes herself as a “professional fangirl”. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Kids In Glass Houses, Dawes. SPECIALIST SUBJECT: The rise and fall of 'Emo' 2006 - Now.

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